Happy Easter From the Farm, and What To Do With All Those Hard-Boiled Eggs?

A very happy Easter to you and yours from all the ladies on the farm! It is too entirely appropriate that I am wrapping up my series on eggs today on Easter.

Here are some gifts from the ladies for my Easter basket. The smaller egg is from Jezebel, one of my favorite ladies. (She has a really big attitude for a really little bird!) And just to give you some perspective, it is what the grocery store cartons would label a ‘medium-size’ egg. The bigger one? A gift from Karabel, the Hardy Concord. She was off the charts – well beyond jumbo (heavier than our egg scale could measure), and yes, a double yolker.

But what to do with all of the hard-boiled eggs in the house now that the Easter egg hunt is over? Mix them up with all the homemade mayonnaise from this week’s mayo showdown and make egg salad! Not just plain old traditional and boring egg salad, though, but bacon and egg salad. This is the combination that changed the mind of my vocally anti-egg-salad husband. Everything is better with bacon.

Nick’s Bacon and Egg Salad

5 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
4 strips bacon, cooked until rather crispy and then chopped
3 tbsp onion, chopped
3 tbsp celery, chopped
Homemade ghee mayo, enough to moisten your other ingredients
Seasoning to taste (Nick loves Nature’s Seasoning, so that is what I used)

Mix everything together in a bowl, and voila – two tasty, frugal, nutrient-packed lunches that make use of the eggs that would otherwise languish in the fridge.

Or how about some nutty curried egg salad, just to switch things up a bit? I am a sucker for anything involving curry, and the goodness of pastured eggs just makes it that much better.

5 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
Small apple, chopped
3 tbsp onion, chopped
3 tbsp celery, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
Homemade walnut mayo, enough to moisten your other ingredients
Curry powder to taste, and a dash of cayenne if you like it hotter

Mix them all together, and you have another tasty and frugal dish that makes creative use of your leftovers. A welcome variety from traditional egg salad, I love the spicy/sweet combination of curry and apple along the subtle coconut flavor.

I am sharing this post at the Healthy Home Economist, Mouthwatering Monday, Tuesday Night Supper Club, and the Weekend Gourmet.

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2 Responses to Happy Easter From the Farm, and What To Do With All Those Hard-Boiled Eggs?

  1. Shu Han Lee says:

    great ideas for hardboiled eggs! I like to use up old eggs by boiling them, and now I’ve got a few more ideas for them! Here are some other ideas: chinese tea leaf eggs (reallly pretty and marbled and flavourful too), and soft boiled eggs with soldiers (:

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/04/tea-leaf-eggs.html
    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/04/soft-boiled-egg-with-sesame-roasted.html

  2. while my eggs aren’t nearly as beautiful as yours (i long for a few chickens in the garden), i am anxious to try this recipe. your ghee mayo looks so interesting. thank you for joining in tuesday night supper club and sharing a bit of yourself with us.

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